The Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, has been toiling away, literally holding the Internet together, for more than two decades and nothing seems to be falling off the edge of the Internet so far. As far as we can tell everyone can still see everyone else, assuming that they want to be seen, and the distributed routing system appears to be working smoothly. All appears to be working within reasonable parameters, and there is no imminent danger of some routing catastrophe, as far as we can tell. Or is there? In this article we will look at what happened in the realm of inter-domain routing in 2013, and derive some predictions of likely growth of the BGP routing table in the coming five years.
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The ISP Column, January 2014 - BGP in 2013